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Las Vegas Police release timeline of shooting

LAS VEGAS – Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a timeline Wednesday of the shooting that occurred on Sunday night that left at least 58 people dead and 489 wounded, revised today from 527.

There was 75 minutes between the time when the shots first rang out and when police entered the room and found the shooter dead.

10:05 p.m. – Shots first fired and continued for 10 minutes until 10:15pm.

10:17pm – LVMPD officers and Mandalay Bay security officers arrive on the 32nd floor.

10:18 p.m. – Shooter fires about 200 rounds at a Mandalay Bay security officer through the door who was investigating reports of gunfire called in by guests. The security officer tells police he was shot and gives them the exact location of the shooter. The security officer survived the shooting.

10:26 p.m. to 10:28 p.m. – 8 other LVMPD officers arrive on the 32nd floor and cleared rooms and looked for any more injured.

10:55 p.m. – 8 more LVMPD officers arrived in the stairwell at the opposite end of the hallway nearest gunman’s room. Police see a room service cart in the hallway with two cameras.

LVMPD officers spend the next twenty minutes formulating a plan to enter the room. No shots are heard during this time.

11:20 p.m. – SWAT initiates explosive breach on the door and enter the room and observe the suspect dead on the floor and notice a second door they could not access.

11:27 p.m. – SWAT initiates a second explosive breach on that door and enter the second room.

Another camera was also found attached to the peephole on the inside of the door.

Lombardo stated they have reason to believe the shooter planned to survive and had plans to escape following the massacre but did not provide any details.

LVMPD crime scene photographs leaked to the press

Photos of inside the gunman’s room show several assault rifles, spent cartridges, and magazines stacked up. A hammer is also visible which was probably used by the gunman to break the window glass.




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Doug Poppa is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former law enforcement officer, criminal investigator and private sector security and investigations management professional with 40 years of experience. In 1986 Mr. Poppa was awarded “Criminal Investigator of the Year” by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. He was also re-assigned to the Northern Virginia Regional Narcotics Enforcement Task Force for 18 months. In 1991 and again in 1992 Mr. Poppa’s testimony under oath in court led to the discovery that exculpatory evidence was withheld from the defense by the prosecutor and sheriff’s office officials during the 1988 trial of a man accused of attempted murder of his wife that led to his conviction. As a result of his testimony the man was ordered released from prison, given a new trial in 1992 and found not guilty. Mr. Poppa became the subject of local and national news media attention as a result of his testimony which led to the demise of his 12-year police career. After losing his job, at the request of the FBI, Mr. Poppa infiltrated in an undercover capacity a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont Chemical fortune heir and his wife in 1992. His stories have been featured on Inside Edition, A Current Affair, and CBS News’ Street Stories with Ed Bradley. Contact the author.